Woman’s charges dropped in connection to Ocean View homicide

NORFOLK, Va. – A second person was arrested  in connection to a murder that occurred in Norfolk in May.

Tiara Deanne Rivera, 22, was arrested in Virginia Beach by the Norfolk fugitive squad and U.S. Marshals.

Tiara Deanne Rivera, 22. (Photo courtesy of the Norfolk Police Department)

On May 21, Norfolk Police responded to a shooting in the 1100 block of E. Ocean View Avenue. First responders arrived to the victim, Richard Eyerman, suffering from gunshot wounds. Eyerman died at the scene.

On September 4, Norfolk Police charged Rivera with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection to the shooting.

Police partnered with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate Rivera. After identifying her location, police arrested Rivera at a hotel in the 5700 block of Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach without incident.

On June 7, Norfolk Police and U.S. Marshals arrested Jamal Branch and charged him with second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission with a felony.

Rivera’s charges were noelle prossed in court on January 30.

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Norfolk Police investigating after man shot and killed in Ocean View